TRUE, PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT TAKING RISKS
Ex Fabula is committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling. The organization was founded in 2009 when Adam Weise, Amy Schleicher, Leah Delaney, Matt Sabljak, and Megan McGee launched the storytelling series in Milwaukee. They agreed that true, personal stories have a unique power to create connections between individuals, and hoped to magnify that power through live events to provide meaningful local experiences. The fledgling organization was christened “Ex Fabula” – Latin for “from stories.”
Each of us is writing our own true, personal story this very moment. From our own stories and from the stories of others, we learn to listen and we learn to tell. The founders of Ex Fabula know that personal stories have a unique power to create connections between individuals and facilitate understanding and compassion. What would this night mean to you? You may laugh, cry, or be filled with a myriad of thoughts and emotions. Every story is certain to leave you with a sense of awe for the teller’s personal experience and respect for their courage to share it.
Risking It will feature Ex Fabula curated tellers, plus selected members of the community sharing their own true, personal stories. Community and student storytelling workshops will precede the event. While you may have attended an Ex Fabula StorySlam or workshop, or heard their radio show on WUWM, Risking It will feature stories never told before. Don’t miss this powerful event.
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“Everyone has true, personal stories worth sharing. Brave community members will prove it by baring their souls onstage.”
-Megan McGee, Ex Fabula executive director
Tickets: Adult $15-$25, Senior (ages 60+) $10-$20, Student (ages 4 thru college) $10-$20.
It’ll be a beautiful night of bravery and vulnerability.